Breeding Dogs For Dummies

Author: Richard G. Beauchamp

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118068632

Category: Pets

Page: 336

View: 5838

So what’s the big deal about breeding purebreds? You put two compatible dogs alone together in a room, lower the lights, put a Barry White CD on the stereo and voila, two months later you’ve got yourself a litter of purebreds—and the rest is gravy, right? Not quite. Simply breeding dogs takes considerable space, time, and capital. Consistently breeding mentally and physically sound purebreds, on the other hand, is a labor of love that involves all of the above and a whole lot more. If you really love dogs then you need to consult with an expert on the many responsibilities, rules, and regulations dog breeding entails before you take the leap. And that’s where Breeding Dogs For Dummies comes in. Written by Rick Beauchamp, professional breeder, exhibitor, and author of numerous books on the care and feeding of purebred dogs, Breeding Dogs For Dummies fills you in on every facet of the business. Packed with priceless insider tips and expert advice and guidance, it tells you what you need to know to: Decide whether dog breeding is really for you Choose the right breed for you Create the best possible breeding environment for your dogs Establish a breeding program Find the right breeding stock Comply with all government and AKC regulations Care for and socialize your pups Find the right owners for your dogs Explore what it takes to start a breeding program that will ensure your dogs’ health and enhance their lineage for fun and profit. Topics covered in detail include: Selecting breeding stock and keeping track of breed types Understanding purebred genetics and genotype characteristics Finding and selecting the right stud dog and brood bitch Prenatal care, whelping, and raising puppies Running a successful dog breeding business—including tips on budgeting, taxes, registration, charting, planning litters, transactions, sales contracts, and more Breeding puppies involves many responsibilities, but it can also be one of the most enjoyable and rewarding experiences of your life. Make sure that it is—order a copy of Breeding Dogs For Dummies today.

Senior Dogs For DummiesÂ

Author: Susan McCullough

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118069870

Category: Pets

Page: 288

View: 4203

Dogs All-in-One For Dummies

Author: Consumer Dummies

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470635940

Category: Pets

Page: 696

View: 5807

Welpen für Dummies

Author: Sarah Hodgson

Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 9783527702541

Category:

Page: 271

View: 5092

In einen Welpen hat man sich schnell verliebt. Die großen Kulleraugen, die riesigen Pfoten ... einfach süß. Doch bei der Anschaffung und Erziehung eines Welpen kann man viele Fehler machen, und mancher hat die Anschaffung eines Welpen schon bereut. In "Welpen für Dummies" finden Welpenbesitzer, und diejenigen, die es bald werden möchten, alles Wissenswerte rund um die Aufzucht, Erziehung und Pflege des neuen Familienmitglieds. Außerdem findet der Leser viele Tipps, wie die kritischen ersten Monate gemeinsam mit dem Welpen erfolgreich überstanden werden.

Japanisch für Dummies

Author: Eriko Satō

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527708332

Category:

Page: 352

View: 752

Sie haben angefangen, Japanisch zu lernen, haben regelmäßig Kontakt zu japanischen Geschäftspartnern oder wollen Ihren Urlaub in Japan verbringen? In diesem Buch erfahren Sie alles über die Besonderheiten der Sprache, erhalten eine kurze Einführung in Betonung und Grammatik und lernen anhand von vielen typischen Alltagssituationen Japanisch zu sprechen. So können Sie sich nicht nur auf Japanisch vorstellen und Small Talk betreiben, sondern bekommen auch beim Einkaufen und im Restaurant das, was Sie wollen. Mit der CD zum Buch können Sie viele Sprachübungen anhören und nachsprechen.

Dogs For Dummies, DVD Bundle

Author: Gina Spadafori

Publisher: For Dummies

ISBN: 9780470461679

Category: Pets

Page: 408

View: 9084

Train and learn all about your dog with this Super value bundle. Includes, the bestselling Dogs For Dummies, 2nd Edition, 380 pages with everything you need to raise a healthy, happy dog – from puppyhood to senior stage. Covers feeding, training, grooming, and solving behavioral problems (mixed breeds and purebreds alike). And all in a in a down-to-earth tone that has won rave reviews from customers and vets alike. Instructional and entertaining 70 minute DVD – benefit from more than a decade of hands-on veterinary experience as Jenny Taylor, DVM, details the ins and outs of living with and training your dog. Bonus breed and personality content!

Choosing a Dog For Dummies

Author: Chris Walkowicz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118069431

Category: Pets

Page: 360

View: 2233

Understanding Your Dog For Dummies

Author: Stanley Coren,Sarah Hodgson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118052761

Category: Pets

Page: 288

View: 1073

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of getting a dog or nervous about caring for the one you’ve already brought home, now you can relax. Understanding Your Dog for Dummies helps you recognize not only why your dog behaves the way she does, but in a way that enables you to parlay that into a well-behaved companion who listens (and sits, and speaks, and comes, etc.). Whether your pooch is a mixed breed or purebred, she has a distinct identity that makes her unique. The first step in understanding your dog is to respect the honorable task she was originally bred for and to identify how these inbred impulses influence her personality and behavior. In essence, you need to speak her language if you expect her to learn to understand yours. Understanding Your Dog for Dummies gives you everything you need to learn to understand your pooch’s unique dialect of “Doglish”—and shows you how to take on the role as pack leader to give your dog the cues, guidance, and consistency she needs to shape and develop good behaviors. Inside you’ll discover how to: Read your dog’s body language Communicate with your dog Interpret your dog’s breed-specific traits Correct dog-behavior-gone-bad Counter anxiety-based behavior Understand and resolve aggressive behavior And so much more! Think of this book as Doglish 101—a prerequisite for every human member of your dog’s family. Now, let the training begin!

Dog Grooming For Dummies

Author: Margaret H. Bonham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118052860

Category: Pets

Page: 384

View: 6580

Handle grooming yourself to save money and bond with your dog Brush, bathe, and clip your dog like a pro! Whether your dog is destined for a career in the show ring or a spot on the living room couch, good grooming is important. This friendly guide shows you how to develop a grooming routine that will keep your dog clean - and strengthen the bond between you. It includes detailed, step-by-step grooming instructions for all types of coats. Discover how to Train your dog for grooming Care for nails, teeth, and ears Use clippers and scissors Groom specific types of coats Prepare a dog for the show ring

Hunde Für Dummies

Author: Gina Spadafori

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783527701612

Category:

Page: 384

View: 315

Mit einem Hund durch dick und dünn - wer träumt nicht davon? Doch genügend Wissen über das Wesen und die Bedürfnisse des Hundes sind Voraussetzung für eine lebenslange Freundschaft. Hunde für Dummies bietet Ihnen alles, was Sie über Anschaffung, Ernährung, Verhalten, Erziehung und Gesundheit des Hundes wissen sollten. So lernen Sie auf verständliche und zugleich humorvolle Weise den richtigen Umgang mit Ihrem Hund, was sowohl Halter als auch Vierbeiner zu glücklichen Partnern machen wird. Viele Tipps und Informationen zum Reisen und zum Sport mit Ihrem Hund, für ein liebevolles Verhältnis von Kindern und Hunden sowie ein spezielles Kapitel zum Leben mit einem alternden Hund machen dieses Buch zu einer Fundgrube für jeden Hundefreund.

Dog Training For Dummies

Author: Jack Volhard,Wendy Volhard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118054520

Category: Pets

Page: 408

View: 9458

Mixed Breeds For Dummies

Author: Miriam Fields-Babineau

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470184973

Category: Pets

Page: 288

View: 7403

Hunde erziehen für Dummies

Sonderausgabe

Author: Jack Volhard,Wendy Volhard

Publisher: Wiley-VCH

ISBN: 9783527703951

Category: Pets

Page: 303

View: 2287

Mit der richtigen Methode lernt ein Hund gerne, was der Mensch von ihm will - und mit "Hunde erziehen für Dummies" macht das Raining Mensch und Vierbeiner richtig Spaß! Sie erfahren, wie Sie mit positiver Verstärkung Ihrem Hund alle wichtigen Kommandos beibringen, aber auch wie der Welpe stubenrein und das Stöckchen tatsächlich zurückgebracht wird. Das Autorenteam Jack und Wendy Volhard geben Ihnen fachmännische Antworten auf brennende Fragen: Wie spricht man ein Verbot aus und welche Hilfsmittel gibt es? Wieso lässt mich mein Hund nicht mehr auf das Sofa, und muss er mich wirklich zur Begrüßung immer anspringen? Diese freundliche und leicht verständliche Anleitung macht aus Herrchen und Frauchen stolze Hundebesitzer mit einem zufriedenen, gehorsamen Hund.

Shih Tzu For Dummies

Author: Eve Adamson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118051084

Category: Pets

Page: 288

View: 3275

To know a Shih Tzu is to love a Shih Tzu . . . they’re irresistible, coy, flirtatious, and passionately devoted companions. They love the good life, and though they can be shrewd (or selectively deaf, or consciously naïve), the Shih Tzu is so endearing that even “big dog” lovers find themselves swooning over this adorable breed. But is the Chinese Charmer the right match for you? Shih Tzu for Dummies answers all of your questions, like: What is a Shih Tzu really like? Can I get a Shih Tzu if I have children or other pets? How difficult is grooming? Can I do it myself or should I get a professional? How do I find a good breeder? What about a good vet? What should my Shih Tzu eat? Do small dogs really need that much training? How can I teach my Shih Tzu some basic commands? The Shih Tzu is built for one job and one job alone: to be your close personal friend for life. A dog bred for companionship must be allowed to do its job, and its job is to be with you. So, if you have the time (for grooming), dedication (for training), and room (on your lap and in your heart), the Shih Tzu is a small dog with a lot of love just waiting for a new best friend.

Puppies For Dummies

Author: Sarah Hodgson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118206355

Category: Pets

Page: 384

View: 4381

Everything you need to train a puppy Bringing home a puppy? This fun, friendly guide to puppiesprepares you for this tough but terrific time. From the basics ofpuppy training—housebreaking, feeding, crating—to thelatest on doggie day care, traveling with a puppy, and the newdesigner breeds, you'll get everything you need to help your puppygrow up to be a healthy, playful, well-mannered dog. In this new edition, noted authority Sarah Hodgson offerstrusted information on caring for a new puppy, including the newestdog training tools and gadgets, the best treats and dog foodsuppliers, and new insight into positive reinforcementtraining. Everything you need to start out right from day one Trusted and proven advice from an authority The latest information on positive reinforcement training Includes a completely new 8-page color insert If you're one of the lucky people getting ready to bring home acanine kid, this fun, informative guide gives you everything youneed to smoothly integrate a puppy into your life and home.

Jack Russell Terriers For Dummies

Author: Deborah Britt-Hay

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118069331

Category: Pets

Page: 244

View: 3656

With their spunky personalities, endless energy, and remarkable intelligence, it’s no wonder Jack Russell Terriers have become a favorite for television ads and Hollywood films. Performing comes naturally to Jack Russell Terriers (JRTs for short). They love to show off their strange and quirky personalities, and they have more than their share of fun while entertaining you and themselves. Despite their winsome ways, Jack Russell Terriers aren’t for everyone. It takes time, patience, and an unmistakable sense of humor to tolerate their endless antics and tireless energy. For thousands of dog owners across the country, however, no other breed is worth considering. Jack Russell Terriers For Dummies is the guide for you if You're thinking of owning a Jack Russell Terrier You just brought a new puppy home You are curious about this popular breed You already own a JRT and want to know more about its temperament Jack Russell Terriers For Dummies shows you how to cope with the breed's high energy levels and odd but common behaviors. You'll become acquainted with the breed standard and look at common faults. This book also covers the following topics and more: Distinguishing between a pet dog and a show dog Deciding if a puppy or an adult dog is best for you Puppy-proofing your house Understanding guidelines for obedience training and agility training, Dealing with behavioral problems such as separation anxiety, aggression, and barking Finding a great veterinarian Knowing how to care for your pet: Health, grooming, exercise Dealing with health concerns specific to JRTs Jack Russell Terriers are cute, charming, and very smart. They're a big dog in a little dog’s body and are fun, fearless, and funny to be around. Remember, however, that they also are pushy, extremely active, and have a voracious appetite for attention. Jack Russell Terriers For Dummies will help you make sure you’re making a well-educated, conscious choice to purchase one of these little white tornadoes and to give you the knowledge to keep your sanity after the decision has been made.

Pit Bulls For Dummies

Author: D. Caroline Coile

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118069374

Category: Pets

Page: 240

View: 8937

Pit Bulls have an image problem. If you’ve never been around Pit Bulls, you may think they are bloodthirsty man-eaters on the prowl for their next meal. If you’ve lived with one you know they are, indeed, on the prowl for their next meal – but they plan to get it by conning you out of your meal by doing something irresistibly cute! A breed of satin and steel, Pit Bulls are a mixture of softness and strength, an uncanny canine combination of fun, foolishness, and serious business. If you think Pit Bulls should be purged from the face of the earth, Pit Bulls For Dummies will enlighten you. Perhaps you're curious about this breed and want to know what Pit Bulls are really like; if so, this book is for you. Who else needs this handy reference? Smart people who realize that all breeds have good and bad points New (and not so new) owners who need help with training Owners looking for just the right veterinarian Potential owners looking to adopt from a breed-rescue group Pit Bull owners who need help identifying Pit Bull health problems Too many dog care books are filled with unrealistic scare tactics that would cause anyone to just give up, while others are filled with hand-me-down dog lore that has no basis in reality. You won't find any of that in Pit Bulls For Dummies. Here's a sampling of the handy information you'll find in this essential guide: Understanding the Pit Bull's origins and characteristics Caring for a puppy or older Pit Bull Keeping your dog healthy with diet and exercise Dealing with bad behavior: Biting, barking, jumping, and more Training your Pit Bull in the basics such as sit, stay, heel, and come Understanding Pit Bull body language Helping your dog become a social animal Owning a Pit Bull isn’t easy, but that’s not because of the dogs. A special commitment to the breed and a special dog owner are needed. Pit Bulls are pretty special dogs, and they have to prove it every day.

Rottweilers For Dummies

Author: Richard G. Beauchamp

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111806934X

Category: Pets

Page: 280

View: 7912

Known for its great strength, endurance, and protectiveness, the Rottweiler can be a good-natured, playful pet. It can also be a highly challenging breed. In the right hands, a Rottweiler can be the best security system in town, and at the same time, an affectionate friend to the whole family, always ready for fun and games. The well-bred, well-trained Rottweiler has the courage of a lion and is happy to obey. In the wrong hands, a Rottweiler just as easily can become an unruly beast, a menace to all that come near. Is the Rottweiler the right breed for you and your family? Rottweilers For Dummies provides the answer to this and all your questions about getting, caring for and living with this big dog. Long-time Rottweiler breeder and trainer Richard G. Beauchamp gets you up and running with what you need to know to: Choose the right Rottweiler for you Socialize your new puppy Educate yourself and your dog Maintain good health, proper exercise and diet Handle behavioral problems Participate in dog competitions In friendly, down-to-earth language, Rick provides insights into the Rottweiler temperament and loads of sensible, easy-to-follow advice on everything a Rottweiler owner should know – along with fun facts and tips on how to have a great time with your Rottie. Discover how to: Decide on whether a male or female is right for you Find and choose your new friend and bring him or her home Understand how to communicate with your Rottweiler Train your Rottweiler Finding a good trainer and attend classes Deal with emotional conflicts Feed and exercise your Rottweiler Recognize, prevent, and treat common health problems Have loyal friend for life The indispensable guide for you and your Rottweiler, Rottweilers For Dummies is the only book you’ll need to help you have the best possible experience with this admirable and loveable breed.

Golden Retriever Für Dummies

Author: Nona Kilgore Bauer,Claudia Gatzweiler

Publisher: Wiley-Vch

ISBN: 9783527702206

Category:

Page: 298

View: 2869

Golden Retriever sind Jagdhunde, die viel Platz brauchen und gerne ausgedehnte Spaziergänge machen, also kein Hund für Jedermann. Aber wer sie einmal in sein Herz geschlossen hat, wird nun ungern auf diesen freundlichen und folgsamen Hund verzichten wollen. In diesem Buch erfahren Sie viel über die Eigenarten dieser so beliebten Hunderasse. Wer sie kennt und entsprechend mit seinem Hund umgeht, der wird ihn schon bald zum treuen Begleiter machen. Das Buch beginnt mit der Auswahl des richtigen Hundes und so grundsätzlichen Dingen wie Ernährung, Pflege und Training, aber es geht auch auf Probleme ein wie beispielsweise Krankheiten oder Verhaltensprobleme und wie Sie sie lösen können: Krankheit oder unerwünschtes Verhalten Sie erfahren: Was das Besondere an Golden Retrievern ist Wie Sie Ihren Hund gesund und fit halten Wie Sie aus einem Welpen einen wohl erzogenen Hund machen Was Sie bei Verhaltensproblemen tun können

Siberian Huskies For Dummies

Author: Diane Morgan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118053669

Category: Pets

Page: 288

View: 9762

Bred for loyalty, strength and endurance, the easy-going and sociable Siberian Husky is a very pure and ancient breed, dating back 4,000 years or more. First bred by the Chukchis, a semi-nomadic people of northeastern Siberia, to hunt reindeer and pull sleds, the Siberian is an active breed that loves the outdoors. Prized for their great beauty, intelligence, wonderful way with children and lack of “dog smell,” they are also more free-spirited (and free-ranging) than many other popular breeds, and have a reputation for stubbornness and relentlessness in pursuit of a goal. Is this breed right for you and your family? Siberian Huskies For Dummies answers this and all your questions about getting, caring for and living with a Husky. Siberian devotee—she has eight of her own—Diane Morgan gets you up and running with what you need to know to: Find and deal with reputable breeders Choose the right Husky for you Hou sebreak and socialize your new puppy Educate yourself and your dog Handle behavioral problems Participate in competitions In friendly, down-to-earth language, Diane provides insights into the Siberian Husky temperament and loads of sensible, easy-to-follow advice on everything a Husky owner should know—along with fun facts and Husky trivia, amusing and informative anecdotes, and tips on how to have a great time with your Husky. Topics covered include: Understanding what makes the Siberian different from every other breed Deciding whether a male or female is right for you Understanding how to communicate with your Siberian Husky Training your Siberian Husky Grooming your Siberian Finding and establishing a good relationship with a veterinarian Breaking bad habits in your Husky Feeding and exercising your Siberian Husky Recognizing, preventing and treating common health problems Getting your Husky into sledding The indispensable guide for you and your Siberian Husky, Siberian Huskies For Dummies is the only book you’ll need to help you have the best possible experience with this very ancient and venerable breed of dog.